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Versant Power prepares for high winds on the coast Friday

Release Date:  07-08-2021

Hancock and Washington Counties, Maine —With a tropical storm making its way up the coast, the Versant Power team is closely monitoring the forecast and arranging to address any potential damage to the electrical system.

“Motorists should be mindful of pooling water on the roadways as well as the potential for fallen trees and downed power lines,” said Janet Scully, Versant Power storm manager. “We have ensured line crews are ready to respond to potential damage to the electrical system Friday evening in Hancock and Washington counties, where strong wind gusts are possible.”

Versant Power will also have additional crews poised to travel to the coast if winds cause significant damage.

The public is reminded to stay away from downed power lines and report them to local authorities and Versant Power. Never touch a downed power line or a tree in contact with a downed power line, and never drive over one.

Customers are reminded to take the following safety and preparedness measures:

  • Be mindful of potential flooding and pooling water on the road. Drive carefully and slowly if you must travel.
  • If you use a generator, follow the manufacturers’ guidelines at all times.
  • Keep flashlights with fresh batteries for all home occupants.
  • Ensure you have a supply of fresh water.
  • Keep some easy-to-make nonperishable food items in your home.

Customers may report outages, get the latest outage information and view our live outage and restoration map at versantpower.com. Outages also can be reported by calling our Customer Contact Center at 207-973-2000. Follow us on Twitter: @versantpower.